Oct 28, 2012 6:00pm PDT
down the casinos in atlantic city. new jersey governor chris christie is urging people to take this storm seriously. >> it's going to make landfall in new jersey. that's clear. where new jersey we're not quite yet clear. what that means for us is that of the states that are going to be impacted by the storm, we appear at least at the moment to be taking the brunt of it. >> reporter: now because of the storm the new jersey national guard has been placed on standby, ready to deploy personnel and equipment including high water vehicles and search-and-rescue teams. now to my colleague jim axelrod who is monitoring the storm in new york city, jim? >> reporter: new york city's transit system will be shut down later tonight. the city schools already closed for tomorrow as new york's governor put it, this is a matter of being prudent, not panicked. they took sand from anywhere they could find it in lower manhattan this afternoon. even the neighborhood sand box. >> there is a mandatory evacuation for this zone. >> reporter: the only thing that stopped the sandbagging was the order to leave.
Nov 1, 2012 5:30pm PDT
chris christie repeatedly praised the president's performance and his compassion. >> you're go it to be okay. everybody is safe. >> reporter: today, mr. obama was back in campaign mode, deriding governor romney's eromise to bring change to washington. >> another $5 trillion tax cut that favors the wealthy isn't change. >> no! >> turning medicare into a voucher is change, but we don't want that change. oveeporter: the president's iveedule over the next five days tells you a lot about his mpaiaign strategy. he'll be spending a great deal of time in ohio and wisconsin, trying to build a midwest firewall to prevent governor romney, scott, from getting 270 electoral votes. >> pelley: well, nancy, governor eymney went hunting for votes today in another swing state, virginia. snd jan crawford is covering his campaign. mp we really can't have four more years like the last four re ys. i know the-- the obama folks are chanting four more years, four fre years. rut our chant is this-- five more days. >> reporter: at a rally in virginia, a campaign cheer was also a reminder of how little time is
Oct 31, 2012 6:30pm EDT
from their flooded homes. president obama joined governor chris christie on a tour of the new jersey shore, where sandy made landfall monday evening. >> we are not going to tolerate red tape. we are not going to tolerate bureaucracy. and i've instituted a 15-minute rule, essentially, on my team. you return everybody's phone calls in 15 minutes, whether it's the mayors, the governors, county officials. if they need something, we figure out a way to say yes. >> pelley: three days ago, this was a neighborhood of families. this evening, folks are returning to find all of their possessions in ashes. and a little while ago, we saw a man put everything he had in one baby stroller and push it away. breezy point is a community on the rockaway peninsula east of manhattan, and it is the bluest of blue-collar neighborhoods. many of the residents here are new york city firefighters or cops. let us show you what breezy point looked like before. rows of houses just a block or two from the beach. this is what the neighborhood looks like now. governor andrew cuomo walked the ground today and heard re